House of the Week: $2.4 million for a High Park home previously owned by the editor of Good Housekeeping
The Place: A recently renovated century home in High Park, loaded with original details.
Bragging Rights: This place is owned by Good Housekeeping editor-in-chief Jane Francisco, so it’s probably safe to assume that it’s in tip-top shape.
Big Selling Point: An extensive renovation in 2012 replaced the roof, heat and electrical systems, but left most of the original craftsmanship intact. Post-reno, the house still has tons of charm, without any of the usual old-building headaches.
Possible Deal Breaker: The home is being sold in conjunction with 155 Indian Road, a 2,014-square-foot lot that cuts into part of the property. Listed separately at $485,000, the buyer can either purchase it as well or risk losing the roomy yard.
By The Numbers:
• $485,000 for the additional 2,014-square-foot lot
• $10,453.77 in property taxes (2013)
• 3,880 square feet
• 1,460-square-foot lower level
• 1,250-bottle wine cellar
• 5 bathrooms
• 5 bedrooms
• 4 parking spots
• 3 storeys
• 2-car garage
• 2 fireplaces
• 1 skylight